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Postby Jechbi » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:38 pm

I feel members should be aware that this tool exists to help them mitigate potential damage from any personal or defamatory messages that happen to appear on a discussion board for a short while and are cached by Google before the mod/admin team has a chance to take them down.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby andre9999 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:29 pm

Strange. I've been involved in online communities and discussion boards for more than 25 years, and I haven't had to deal with the sorts of "potential damage" you seem to run into. I think you might be doing it wrong.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby Jechbi » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:34 pm

andre9999 wrote:I think you might be doing it wrong.

So if I understand you correctly, if someone makes defamatory remark about another person, it's because the target of the remark was "doing it wrong." The person who made the defamatory remark is not the problem.

In any case, I don't see why a person who is the target of such a remark should not be informed about this web-removal tool.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:37 pm

FYI to anyone looking to get something removed from the web. There are sites that save a copy of everything on the web. For example, archive.org. I have no idea if those site cooperate with requests to remove content.

Using a psudeonym, watching the details you reveal about yourself and talking in non-nasty way with people is still the best insurance a person has.

Cool tool Jechbi, thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby andre9999 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:16 pm

In order to stay on topic, I'll just say this.

It's easier to act in a manner that does not offend than to try to get search engines to remove their indexes.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby PeterB » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:24 pm

Looks like the paranoids are being attacked again.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby Jhana4 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:59 pm

andre9999 wrote:In order to stay on topic, I'll just say this.

It's easier to act in a manner that does not offend than to try to get search engines to remove their indexes.



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Re: Web removal tools

Postby PeterB » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:20 pm

Jhana4 wrote:
andre9999 wrote:In order to stay on topic, I'll just say this.

It's easier to act in a manner that does not offend than to try to get search engines to remove their indexes.



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I find that offensive.
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Re: Web removal tools

Postby cooran » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:14 pm

Thanks Jechbi. Worth knowing - saves thinking about taking legal action.

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